15Baby's Initials S.K.Y. Born In The Sky
But, 36,000 feet in the air is where Shona Owen was born. As it goes, her mother Debbie Owen was heavily pregnant in 1990 and boarded a plane from Ghana to London with her 4-year old daughter Claire by her side.
More than one person has put a baby's nationality in question because the baby was born in the sky. After all, it's not exactly as if you can say that you're from the country of Clouds and Jet Streams.
Unexpectedly, she went into labor and moved into first class. Dutch doctor
Wym Bakker happened to be on board. Coincidentally, Bakker had been helping women give birth in the bush and was clearly capable of assisting in this case. As they were approaching London's Gatwick airport, Shona Kirsty Yves - spelling out the initials S.K.Y. - was born.
According to CNN.com, her passport actually reads, "Holder born on an aeroplane 10 miles south of Mayfield, Sussex." Her story is truly one of a kind. Strangely enough, she now works in travel and has connected with several others who were also born in the sky. They've formed their own unique SKY community, in a way. It's such a great icebreaker that she even completed her masters studies on the percentage of babies born in air.